The UNESCO Chair on Geoparks, Sustainable Regional Development and Healthy Lifestyles is the first in the world dedicated to Geoparks and Healthy Lifestyles. This UNESCO Chair has as main goal to create an innovative and integrated network of research, teaching and transfer of knowledge, joint research projects and communication for increasing society awareness on these topics, mainly focused in capacity building activities.
The UNESCO Chair on “Geoparks, Sustainable Regional Development and Healthy Lifestyles” has proposed from the beginning to develop a set of transferring knowledge initiatives and promoting cooperation, in order to integrate the multiple approaches related to the territorial development engaging local communities and visitors in better socio-economic and healthier lifestyles. With this efforts it is … Continue reading Summer University on Geoparks, Sustainable Regional Development & Healthy Lifestyles, July 2017
Launched in 1992, the UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs Programme promotes international inter-university cooperation and networking to enhance institutional capacities through knowledge sharing and collaborative work. The Programme supports the establishment of UNESCO Chairs and UNITWIN Networks in key priority areas related to UNESCO’s fields of competence – i.e. in education, the natural and social sciences, culture and … Continue reading UNITWIN / UNESCO Chairs Programme
UNESCO Global Geoparks are highly strategic territories for the implementation of North-South, South-South and North-South-South cooperation projects, in order to contribute for the achievement of the Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. Also assuming that we are dealing with territories of Education, Science and Culture, the UNESCO Global Geoparks meet the necessary conditions for the implementation … Continue reading Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goals
UNESCO Global Geoparks are single, unified geographical areas where sites and landscapes of international geological significance are managed with a holistic concept of protection, education and sustainable development. Their bottom-up approach of combining conservation with sustainable development while involving local communities is becoming increasingly popular. At present, there are 119 UNESCO Global Geoparks in 33 … Continue reading UNESCO Global Geoparks